Street Fight Daily: Foursquare and Nielsen Team Up on Attribution, Moz Local Partners with Yelp

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Foursquare, Nielsen Team Up to Map Digital Ads to In-Store Visits… Moz Local Offers New Capabilities in Partnership with Yelp… Facebook’s Latest Measurement Error Irks Marketers…

Openings and New Hires at Verve, LiveRamp, and Tapad

Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s column, Verve appoints a chief revenue officer, LiveRamp hires two new executives, and Tapad brings on new licensing talent.

7 Strategies for Growing Online-to-Offline Conversions

It’s no secret that mobile activities are driving traffic to brick-and-mortar businesses. However, the majority of national retailers, brands, and even local merchants still have no idea how well their digital marketing initiates convert…

Street Fight Daily: Behind Foursquare’s Founder, Thrillist Expands Local Coverage

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyWill Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? (Fast Company)… Thrillist Expands, Becomes a Blend of Frommer’s and Foursquare (AdAge)… Seamless and the Online-Takeout Trend Makes Restaurants Queasy (BusinessWeek)…

How Mobile’s Demographic Shift Impacts Local

It seems that young people in the 18-24 demographic spend, on average, more time on mobile devices today than they do watching television. It also appears that mobile usage is far ahead of “playing games and computer use for leisure.” What does this mean for the future of local search and local media? I would say it’s not unlike the lessons the Republican Party was forced to confront in the aftermath of its recent election defeat…

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Revenues Up, AmEx App Serves Deals

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology...

Sharp Revenue Increase for Groupon Gives Stock a Boost (Chicago Tribune)…

AmEx App to Blast Daily Deals Based on Your Payment History (Mashable)…

With Smartphone-Assisted Shopping, How You Shop Depends On Where You Shop (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: 01.27.12

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Shoply Aims To Socialize Ecommerce (TechCrunch)…

Nielsen Adds Hyperlocal Metrics (Mediapost)…

Security Concerns Surround Mobile Payments and Coupons (ReadWriteWeb)…

Nielsen’s Undercount of News: Why the Numbers Don’t Add Up

Social networking has become the 800-pound gorilla of the Internet. That’s what Nielsen is trumpeting in a new report. And news, it says, is a tiny mouse.

Or is it?

Nielsen’s Social Media Report says news accounts for just 2.6% of Internet use compared to 22.5% for social networking and blogs.  But that news number doesn’t hold up under examination…